New artificial intelligence researcher seeks empowerment for doctors

Dr. Protiva Rahman
Dr. Protiva Rahman

Dr. Protiva Rahman brings expertise in artificial intelligence and data management to the University of Florida as a newly hired Research Assistant Professor. Her work seeks to empower medical experts, make data science more accessible, and automate cumbersome tasks.

Based in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) within the College of Medicine, she will serve as the lead faculty liaison for the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network.

Dr. Rahman recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University and applied artificial intelligence to analyze electronic health records. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from The Ohio State University in 2020.

Dr. Rahman’s research examines human-computer interactions, and her primary goal is to bridge the gap between medical experts and healthcare data. Leaders in treating cancer and infectious diseases, for example, may lack awareness of how to access and apply available data.

One area of interest, natural language processing, involves programming computers to recognize the myriad ways that vocabulary and information are used to convey meaning. It classifies text and can answer complex questions with great efficiency.

Dr. Rahman will collaborate with the OneFlorida+ Office of Data Science Research. She will work closely with other informatics faculty and staff in providing data science expertise and services across the OneFlorida+ network.

Welcome, Dr. Rahman!